Three months after the referendum for the creation of new regions, some electoral officers who were engaged by the Electoral Commission say they are yet to be paid.
Some polling officers who supervised the process in the Savannah Region complained to Citi News saying the delay in their payment is affecting them negatively.
Prince Iddris, one of the affected persons, urged the government and the Electoral Commission to intervene.
“We were expecting that payment should be done afterwards and the unfortunate thing is that we were not even told how much we were entitled to. We asked these questions and were not given the right answers so we are appealing to the government and the EC, in particular, to honour their responsibility by paying us our allowances.”
Voting took place in the Volta, Western, Brong Ahafo and Northern regions which resulted in the creation of six new administrative regions, Oti, Ahafo, Bono East, Western North, Savannah and North East.
Staff engaged by the EC for various exercises have been known to agitate over delayed payment in the past.
Ahead of the 2016 election, some persons contracted by the EC to conduct the exercise in the capital, Accra, complained that they are in the dark concerning their remuneration.
This personnel were partaking in the voters’ register exhibition exercise at the time.
In the Tamale Metropolitan Area recruits threatened to boycott the exercise over the allowances meant for a 21 day period.
According to them, their checks revealed that their colleagues in other regions are to receive GHc720 whereas they will collect GHc400 at the end of the exercise.
By: citinewsroom.com | Ghana